Import Contacts from Other Services

This feature is limited to certain user levels. You can see your user level on the Users & Account Details page and this article explains what each level can access in the account.

After you create a list in your MailChimp account, you can import contacts from a file or from one our many built-in integrations featured on your list's import screen.

Below, you'll learn how to import your contacts from these other services.

Import List from Capsule

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu next to the list you want to work with, and choose Import.
  3. Click Capsule.
  4. Input the site name and authentication token for your Capsule account and click Connect To Capsule.
  5. Import your contacts and match your fields for the MailChimp list.

Import List from Constant Contact

You can import contacts from Constant Contact into new MailChimp lists, when the MailChimp list has no current subscribers or import history. If your MailChimp list already has subscribers, you won't see the option to import from Constant Contact.

Before you begin the import process, export your list from your Constant Contact account. When you export the file, choose which fields to move over, including the email address field. Choose whether to export your entire Constant Contact account as one file or to export individual lists separately.

To turn sublists into groups in your MailChimp list, choose and export each sublist from Constant Contact, and import into MailChimp groups.

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu next to the list you want to work with, and choose Import.
  3. Click Upload list from Constant Contact.
  4. Choose the file you exported from Constant Contact and click Import List.
    Select Import List
  5. Import your contacts to the MailChimp list.

MailChimp lists can support up to thirty merge fields and 60 groups. If you have more than 60 lists in your Constant Contact account, you'll need to combine or reorganize lists to work with groups in MailChimp.

*Constant Contact is a registered trademark of Constant Contact, Inc. All Constant Contact products and services that we mention are property of Constant Contact, Inc. MailChimp is not affiliated in any way with Constant Contact, Inc.

Import List from Eventbrite

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu next to the list you want to work with, and choose  Import.
  3. Click  Eventbrite.
  4. Input the API key for your Eventbrite account and click  Connect to Eventbrite.
    Select the Connect to Eventbrite button
  5. Import your contacts and match your fields in the MailChimp list.

The  MailChimp Sync for Eventbrite integration adds event attendees to your MailChimp list and allows you to see purchase information and attendees of a particular event in your MailChimp list.

Import List from Freshbooks

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu next to the list you want to work with, and choose  Import.
  3. Click  Freshbooks.
  4. Input the site name and API token for your Freshbooks account and click  Connect To Freshbooks.
    Select the Connect to Freshbooks button
  5. Import your contacts and match your fields in the MailChimp list.

Import List from Google Contacts

This import feature simplifies moving your Google Contacts into a MailChimp list. You can also import Google groups directly into MailChimp groups.

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu next to the list you want to work with, and choose Import.
  3. Click Google Contacts.
  4. Click Authorize Connection and sign in to your Google account.
    Select the Autorize Connection button
  5. After you've logged in, click Grant access to confirm the connection and return to your MailChimp account.
  6. Choose which fields to import into MailChimp and click Import List.
    Choose the fields to import

Import List from Google Drive

If you have a list stored in a spreadsheet in Google Drive, we can pass that list over to MailChimp with the Google Drive integration.

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu next to the list you want to work with, and choose Import.
  3. Click Google Drive.
  4. Click Authorize Connection and sign in to your Google account.
    Click the Autorize Connection button
  5. After you're logged in, click Grant access to confirm the connection and return to your MailChimp account.
  6. Choose which spreadsheet to import into MailChimp.
    Choose the spreadhseet to import
    If your spreadsheet has more than one worksheet, an additional drop-down menu will appear for you to choose the worksheet you want to import.
    Choose the worksheet you want to import
  7. Click Import List.

Import List from Highrise

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu next to the list you want to work with, and choose Import.
  3. Click Highrise.
  4. Input the site name and authentication token for your Highrise account and click Connect to Highrise.
    Select the Connect to Highrise button
  5. Import your contacts and match your fields in the MailChimp list.

The Highrise integration allows you to import subscribers by their Highrise tags, but it doesn't save the tags in MailChimp. To retain this information, you could include a column for the tags in your CSV import file, or import tagged Highrise contacts into specific groups in your MailChimp list.

When you import based on a search of multiple tags, we'll only import subscribers who meet all the tag criteria, for example, "support" and "developer," not just one or the other. If no one meets the total criteria, you may see an error alert. To import subscribers from multiple tags, follow the import process again on the same list, pulling in a different tag with each import. In this case, check the box for Auto-update my existing list.

After you set up the Highrise integration, you can also add Highrise tracking options to your MailChimp campaigns.

Import List from Salesforce

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu next to the list you want to work with, and choose Import.
  3. Click Salesforce.
  4. Click Authorize Connection, and input your username and password to log in to your Salesforce account.
    Select the Autorize Connection button
  5. After you're logged in, confirm the connection to return to MailChimp.
  6. Import your contacts and match your fields in the MailChimp list.

After you set up the Salesforce integration, you can add Salesforce tracking options to your MailChimp campaigns.

Subscribers who sign up to your MailChimp list are not automatically passed back to your Salesforce account, but we do  update subscriber reports. If you need more features than the default Salesforce integration offers, check out the MailChimp for Salesforce application.

Import List from SurveyGizmo

After you connect this integration, you can import email addresses gathered through a SurveyGizmo survey.

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu next to the list you want to work with, and choose Import.
  3. Click SurveyGizmo.
  4. Input your API key for your SurveyGizmo account and click Connect To SurveyGizmo.
    Select the Connect to SurveyGizmo button
  5. Choose which survey to import contacts from, and click Import List.

Import List from Zendesk

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu next to the list you want to work with, and choose Import.
  3. Click Zendesk.
  4. Input the site name token, username, and password for your Zendesk account and click Connect to Zendesk.
    Select the Connect to Zendesk button
  5. Import your contacts and match your fields in the MailChimp list.

Import List from Zoho

  1. Navigate to the Lists page.
  2. Click the drop-down menu next to the list you want to work with, and choose Import.
  3. Click Zoho.
  4. Input the username and password for your Zoho account and click Connect To Zoho.
    Select the Connect to Zoho button
  5. Import your contacts and match your fields in the MailChimp list.

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